Iberian wolf lives close to humans for refuge as well

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Iberian wolf lives close to humans for refuge as well

Post by Koa » Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:07 pm

The Iberian wolf lives in increasingly humanised landscapes, with limited food resources and its presence is not always welcome. But, according to Spanish researchers, food availability plays a secondary role compared to landscape characteristics, which can offer refuge and allow wolves to remain in human-dominated environments in Galicia.

The habitat of the Iberian wolf (Canis lupus signatus) varies greatly across the Iberian Peninsula and its diet revolves around what is available, ranging from wild animals to domestic waste. In contrast, this predator is able to survive in humanised landscapes where characteristics provide them refuge from humans.
For the full article, read: http://phys.org/news/2012-07-iberian-wolf-humans-refuge-prey.html
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